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“Pleasant hotel, but a little dated”

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Melville Hall Hotel
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Pleasant hotel, but a little dated”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

First the good points - nice little swimming pool and jacuzzi, great fish tank in the entrance lobby and delicious 3 course dinner, only £17 when booked in advance. However, overall the hotel is quite dated. Our room was a good size but the bathroom was tiny and definitely in need of refurbishment. The hotel serves tea/coffee and biscuits/fruit in the the afternoon, but we had to request the latter, and still only biscuits were brought out. In addition, the hotel ran out out of fresh fruit salad at breakfast time

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Booked this break on Travelzoo (27th July to 29th July). It was very enjoyable but a few hiccups mainly due to the shortage of staff - breakfast cold one day but next day when more staff it was fine. Need to book treatments in advance, which we did , otherwise not possible to book extra treatments. The weather was very good so were able to use the outdoor pool and spa. Would go again.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

I took my teenage daughter for a spray tan at this hotel. I waited with my 11yr old daughter in the waiting area of the hotel, having been told to wait their by staff. My 11yr old is very well behaved and sat calmly in silence. Staff then ejected us from the hotel because I had an under 14yr old child with me. I pointed out that I was waiting for my other daughter and that my 11yr old was very well behaved, this did not figure in their decision making process and we had to endure the indignity of standing outside in the cold damp car park, waiting for my daughter.

This is not only an inflexible hotel, but one that seems happy to insult and inconvenience its paying customers. I shall never return nor should anyone with children or young people.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

My wife and I have just spent 4 days at this hotel (26th to 30th July) we were very pleased with the room which faced the front of the hotel. An unusual feature in the lobby was a spectacular marine aquarium. The food and service was good and friendly. The outdoor pool and spa were very clean, warm and well cared for and included a powerful swin jet and massage spout.. The indoor pool was small but warm and cleam and the sauna and detox cabinets were great. Whilst we were there the weather was hot throughout but these facilities were not crowded so we could enjoy them comfortably. We would definately use this hotel again and will be recommending this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We booked this hotel 5 weeks in advance. It was nothing like it is discribed on laterooms. The hotel is very old fashioned - and has not been refurbished in a very long time. The rooms were tiny with no airconditioning. The pool is overlooked by neighbouring houses - meters away from the pool. Resembles a care home. We refused to stay.

Room Tip: This hotel is in the middle of town. We paid for an upgrade - sea view if possible!! Well it was def...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Good hotel very clean rooms a little dated. Food very good we stayed on a travel zoo package. Had a few blips manicure not bvery good so had another one done at no extra cost. pool area very nice and modern furniture. Hotel needs more staff , would stay again despite some of the service being slow because of the short staff.

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Room Tip: room 129 has one double and one single bed very spacious
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Just come back from a great weekend. Really enjoyed it, the only fault we had was the hotel was great and wonderful food. There was just not enough staff. So therefore we had to wait for service. otherwise we had a great time and have booked to go back next month

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Melville Hall Hotel
Address: Melville Street, Sandown PO36 9DH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Sandown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sandown
#4 Family Hotel in Sandown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Melville Hall Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melville Hall Hotel is located a few minutes stroll from the beautiful sandy beach of Sandown Bay, almost opposite Los Altos Park. With a wide range of facilities including Utopia SPA, you are guaranteed the relaxing break you deserve. ... more   less 
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